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Inside the booming business of background music
Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.
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Music, Mood and Work Efficiency
We are all aware of the power of music which can enrich our emotional experiences. Neuroscience and advanced medical imaging can track the brain’s response when listening to a variety of musical genres and how this affects our mood or
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Infographic: The link between music and productivity
Most professionals like listening to music at work and are more productive when they do, a new survey shows.
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The Sounds of Music in the Twenty-First Century
Contemporary composition has become as fractured as the art world—and that’s a good thing.
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The Art and Science of Being on Hold
Not content to let customers sit back and enjoy some light jazz, companies have turned hold music into a marketing exercise.
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6 Proven Ways Singing Can Treat Symptoms Of Depression And Anxiety
Isn’t that music to your ears?
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Sounds like a healthy retail atmospheric strategy: Effects of ambient music and background noise on food sales
Retail atmospherics is becoming an increasingly important strategic tool for stores and restaurants.
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How music lessons can improve language skills
Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.
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